ooid etymology

English word ooid comes from English -id, English oo- (Relating to eggs or ova.)

Detailed word origin of ooid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-id English (eng) (not productive except in zoology) of or pertaining to; appended to various foreign words to make an English adjective or noun form. Often added to words of Greek, sometimes Latin, origin. (biology) Forming common names of members of a taxon which has a name ending in -idae.. (chiefly, _, botany, astronomy) Forming nouns from Latin or Greek roots, including certain plant names modelled on [...]
oo- English (eng) Relating to eggs or ova.
ooid English (eng) Shaped like an egg; ovoid; ovate. (geology) A small calcium carbonate or iron coated grain found on the seafloor.

Words with the same origin as ooid

Descendants of -id
Aaronid Aquariid Arabid Ayyubid Barcid Danishmendid Hethumid Lyrid Orionid Solomonid Taurid Ursid chlamydoselachid cranchiid edaphosaurid ephemerid kinetoplastid lophid magnoliid ooidal oöid verbid virid viverrid xiphosurid
Descendants of oo-
aboospore ooblast oocyan oocyst oofamily oogamy oogenesis oogenetic oogenus oolite oolitic oologic oological oologist oology oophagy oophore oophorous oophyte oospecies oospore ootaxon oozooid